North Petherwin

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Coordinates: 50°40′52″N 4°26′02″W / 50.681°N 4.434°W / 50.681; -4.434

North Petherwin
Cornish: Paderwynn Gledh
North Petherwin is located in Cornwall
North Petherwin
North Petherwin
 North Petherwin shown within Cornwall
Population 655 (Civil Parish, 1991)
OS grid reference SX282896
Civil parish North Petherwin
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LAUNCESTON
Postcode district PL15
Dialling code 01566
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
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North Petherwin (Cornish: Paderwynn Gledh) is a civil parish and village in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated five miles (8 km) northwest of Launceston on a ridge above the River Ottery valley.[1]

North Petherwin is a rural parish which has transferred between Devon and Cornwall in the past. Historically, the Dukes of Bedford have been major land owners in the parish. As well as the church town, settlements include Hellescott, Brassacott, and Maxworthy.

The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre is North Petherwin's main tourist attraction. As well as having European and Asian Short Clawed otters it has a duck pond, a nature trail where owls can be seen, a restaurant area and a gift shop.[2]

Parish church and school[edit]

North Petherwin parish church

The parish church is dedicated to St Paternus (see also South Petherwin) and is unusually grand for a small village church. It was described in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850 as: ... an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells... (containing)... memorials of the Yeo and other families.[3] The north aisle is Norman and the south Perpendicular and many of the windows, including those of the clerestory, are 13th century in style. There is some old woodwork including a communion rail dated 1685.

The village has a school, North Petherwin Primary School,[4] dating back to 1878. The school is coeducational and has been expanded in recent years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 190 Bude & Clovelly ISBN 978-0-319-23145-6
  2. ^ [1] Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre website; accessed April 2010
  3. ^ [2] GENUKI website; North Petherwin; retrieved April 2010
  4. ^ [3] North Petherin school website. Retrieved April 2010

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